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HER Number:MDV5921
Name:Possible cairn east of Bellever


Unconfirmed; there is no ground evidence to suggest the presence of the cairn noted by Worth. The feature described by Grinsell is probably the robbed hut circle


Grid Reference:SX 649 782
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/54

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN? (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=15/5/1976 (grinsell) cairn east of road between postbridge and bellever. Diameter 9.0m, height 0.2m. Truncated cairn or ring cairn.

OS, CITING WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247248.

Remains of a cairn less prominent than in was in 1891 (os, citing worth).

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV247249.

Vis=11/12/1979 (os) no cairn could be identified in the area indicated by worth, an e slope of rough pasture (nmr citing os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247250.

Not visible on raf 1951 ap (rchm app 1985).

NMR CITING PROBERT, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV247251.

Vis=4/11/1993 (rchm) there is no ground evidence to suggest the presence of the cairn noted by worth. The feature described by grinsell is probably the robbed hut circle recorded on subsheet (nmr citing probert).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247252.

Worth, r. H. /tda/68(1936)50/fifty-fifth report on barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247253.

Dnp/conservation of ancient monuments ms field report(1976).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247254.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247255.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247256.

Prowse, a. B. /tda/23(1891)313 "the ancient metropolis of dartmoor".

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247257.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(4/11/1993)/rchme field investigation.

LAKEHEAD BELLEVER LAUGHTER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV248968.

Cairn. Included in 1955 spooner/dixon report: (lakehead bellever laughter), site no.13. Site no.2a in bellever plantation, lakehead (with sketch map) in dnp field report.

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Vis=-/-/1976 (turner) now only a ruin, damaged in the construction of the bellever to postbridge road.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV247248Migrated Record: OS, CITING WORTH.
SDV247249Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
SDV247250Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV247251Report - Survey: NMR CITING PROBERT.
SDV247252Migrated Record:
SDV247253Migrated Record:
SDV247254Migrated Record:
SDV247255Migrated Record:
SDV247256Migrated Record:
SDV247257Migrated Record:
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV5922Related to: Hut circle east of Bellever (Monument)
MDV5967Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Nov 2 2015 10:52AM